Otherwise Creates Controlling ‘Gawdzillionaire’ Villain For New Album

The Las Vegas Rock band Otherwise and Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group have released lead single “Full Disclosure” ahead of the March 10th, 2023 arrival of their album Gawdzillionaire. They’ve also released an accompanying music video for “Full Disclosure.” The overarching idea behind the new album is taking on the media, business, and social ideas that seem to pull the strings from the controlling position of the wealthy. As children of immigrants who made good, the brothers of Otherwise are challenging that status quo.

The band has announced a long tour with Adelita’s Way that begins in Charlotte, NC on March 10th and will continue in to May with a final appearance planned in Belvidere, IL on May 27th.

Speaking about the new album, Adrian explains:

We’re bringing some serious issues to light. Everybody is going through shit—whether it be macro and socio-economic or personal with their relationships. We needed to present it all in a bigger picture. At the same time, it’s fun—which is why we came up with this Gawdzillionaire character who’s present in us and all around us. We love video games, comic books, and super villains. Who controls us from within? Who plays the game we’re a part of? Who runs the cool kids table on planet Earth? That’s the Gawdzillionaire. We slip the message in there. We’re the type of people who are not going to give up on the message, because it has been instilled in us by our immigrant parents. We’re not going to give up on fighting the good fight.

Ryan adds:

After all of these years, the train is still chugging. It felt like a release to sing about this evil character who we see in society and business. We’re pondering what this crazy thing called money does to us as humans. Sometimes, aspects of society weigh you down so much. We’re flooded with content and numbers. We’re issuing a call to say, ‘Don’t just blindly follow’. Why don’t we all wake up and things might change.

During 2021, Otherwise assembled what would become Gawdzillionaire with producer Matt Good (Asking Alexandria, Hollywood Undead). This time around, they dialed up the attitude” and everything else for that matter.

Ryan and Adrian also lead the 501c3 Life By Music, which supplies music programs with instruments. The guys visit schools, initiated a partnership with Gibson Guitars, and even have created the Guitar Magic coloring book.   

Confirmed appearances include:

3/08      Joplin, MO                                                                   Guitars

3/10      Charlotte, NC                                                               Amos Southend #

3/11      Winchester, VA                                                            Blue Fox Billiards #

3/13      Greensboro, NC                                                            Hangar 1819 #

3/14      Knoxville, TN                                                               Open Chord #

3/15      Avondale Estates, GA                                                   37 Main Avondale Estates #

3/16      Fruitland Park, FL                                                         Throwdown at the Campground

3/17      Destin, FL                                                                    Club LA $

3/18      Biloxi, MS                                                                    Sound 228 Festival @ Point Cadet Plaza ^

3/20      Memphis, TN                                                               Lafayette’s Music Room #

3/22      Springfield, MO                                                            Kiss Bar #

3/24      Houston, TX                                                                 Warehouse Live #

3/25      Austin, TX                                                                   The Far Out Lounge & Stage #

3/26      Dallas, TX                                                                    Trees #

3/29      Denver, CO                                                                  Herman’s Hideaway #

3/30      Casper, WY                                                                  Gaslight Social #

3/31      Cheyenne, WY                                                             The Lincoln #

4/01      Colorado Springs, CO                                                   Sunshine Studios #

4/28      Sioux Falls, SD                                                             Bigs Bar #

4/29      Omaha, NE                                                                   Barnato #

4/30      Minneapolis, MN                                                          Studio B @ Skyway Theatre #

5/03      Racine, WI                                                                   Rt 20 #

5/04      Joliet, IL                                                                       The Forge #

5/05      Flint, MI                                                                       The Machine Shop #

5/06      Columbus, OH                                                              King Of Clubs #

5/09      Syracuse, NY                                                                The Lost Horizon #

5/10      Clifton, NJ                                                                    Dingbatz #

5/11      Hermon, ME                                                                 The Morgan Hill Event Center #

5/12      Hampton Beach, NH                                                     Wally’s #

5/13      Reading, PA                                                                 Reverb #

5/16      Buffalo, NY                                                                  Rec Room #

5/17      Lakewood, OH                                                             Winchester Music Tavern #

5/19      Harrison, OH                                                                The Blue Note #

5/20      Angola, IN                                                                    The Eclectic Room #

5/21      Bloomington, IL                                                           The Castle Theatre #

5/24      Green Bay, WI                                                              EPIC Event Center #

5/26      Beaver Dam, WI                                                           Stormy’s Music Venue #

5/27      Belvidere, IL                                                                The Apollo Theatre #

# w/ Adelita’s Way

$ w/ Drowning Pool & Adelita’s Way

^ w/ Nonpoint & Adelita’s Way

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